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18-year-old Evelyn Moeckel models her Mardi Gras eye makeup. Moeckel is a self-taught makeup artist who specializes in eye makeup. She works at Sephora Beauty which requires her to do fun makeup to inspire her clientele. Moeckel strives to go above and beyond with new designs.

7. High Schooler Evelyn Moeckel from St. Louis Grows in the Makeup World

Down in her basement, or her “dungeon,” 18-year-old makeup artist Evelyn Moeckel lays awake at 10 p.m. The anxiety sneaks back every night, but for the past four years of practicing self-taught makeup, this hasn’t held her back from fulfilling her creativity. Her hours of anxiety turned into her creative hours, where she would cope by creating original makeup looks and uploading them to a makeup Instagram account: @gtgev.

“Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. is when my mind is most active,” Evelyn said. “I call them my creative hours. I can find inspiration and [the time frame is] somehow when I get more ideas.”

She started the Instagram two years ago, and it started to expand within this past year. There’s even a makeup brand who has noticed her work called Karity. They send her PR packages with different eyeshadow palettes and liquid lipsticks, which has led her to expand even more by working with ALIVE magazine and doing makeup for models.

“It’s very exciting watching her and seeing people that just gravitate toward her,” mother Annie Moeckel said. “I think it’s just a matter of time before a company swoops her up. She’s got the whole package. She’s so kind, generous and talented. She is the whole package to go big in the makeup world and she will.”

On her Instagram, she has given themes to her original looks. With over 750 looks, some of her favorite creations include celebrities and flowers.

“One of my favorite looks by her makes me think of being in a fairy tale,” internet friend Ariel Hayes said. “The look includes clouds and a rainbow, it uses glitter and it’s very creative. She’s very skilled and detailed in what she does which is why I like a lot of her stuff. I like how she pays attention to small details. It brings her whole look together. She’s one of the most creative people I know, and she has a good balance of trying new things and knowing what works with her.”

While she takes online high school classes, she spends her time at her job at Sephora. She started working there about four months ago and is becoming apart of the 2019 #SephoraSquad, a beauty-influencer program.

“[Being on the Sephora Squad] would help me reach a lot more people and inspire others who are new to the makeup world and who aren’t,” Evelyn said.

Evelyn’s future plans are built solely around makeup. She has many goals like becoming a celebrity makeup artist, staying at Sephora and working for other magazines or brands. She also plans to set up her YouTube channel soon where she will post makeup tutorials.

“I really like sharing [makeup],” Evelyn said. “I also really like inspiring others to do what they want to do even if others think it’s weird.”

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